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02.02.18"Measuring the Compliance Program's Effectiveness: Suggestions for the Board," By Fletcher Brown, BoardRoom Press
11.29.17In a rare move, the OIG rescinds a 2006 Advisory Opinion
02.14.17"Membership Substitution Transactions – Why Are They So Misunderstood?" Ken Marlow in Bond Buyer
01.19.17J.D. Thomas Posts, "Healthcare Industry on Pins and Needles: The Repeal of the ACA and What Comes Next" on Waller Healthcare Blog
10.11.16"IRS taking harder look at non-profit hospitals" Don Stuart quoted in FierceHealthcare
04.18.16Ken Marlow and Lanta Wang co-author AHLA Connections "Defending the Deal: The Attorney General Review Process in Nonprofit Hospital Conversions"
12.01.15"Report on the Financial, Operational and Legal Status of Government-Owned Community Hospitals," Co-authored by Ryan K. Cochran,
10.12.15"When Your Hospital Becomes The Patient," by Brian Browder and John Tishler, Health Care Law Monthly
09.2015Donald Stuart authors "Community Health Needs Assessments and Implementation: The Board’s Ongoing Responsibility" on the Governance Institute E-Briefings-Vol 12, No. 5
06.26.15Shannon Goff Kukulka Posts "Supreme Court Saves Affordable Care Act (Again): 6-3 Decision Upholds Subsidies in King v. Burwell" in Waller Healthcare Blog
6.25.15"King v. Burwell - Supreme Court Affirms Fourth Circuit Decision in Favor of Nationwide Subsidies" from the Waller Healthcare Blog
6.23.15"OIG Issues Fraud Alert Targeting Physician Compensation" from the Waller Healthcare Blog
05.18.15Ken Marlow co-authors "Building a Hospital Joint Venture: A Blueprint for Success" with Barry Sagraves from Juniper Advisory
05.15.15J.D. Thomas Posts "What Hospitals Can Learn from Recent Florida Settlements over Ambulance Rides" in Waller Healthcare Blog
04.30.15Kristen Johns Posts "Considerations for Hospitals and Health Systems on Commercializing Innovations" in Waller Healthcare Blog
04.30.15Attorney Ken Marlow co-authors article with Juniper Advisory's Rex Burgdorfer for The Governance Institute
04.29.15Angela Youngberg Posts "Obama Administration Warns States that Failing to Expand Medicaid Could Jeopardize Funding to Pay for Treating the Poor" in Waller Healthcare Blog
04.28.15Ken Marlow Posts "The Rise of Hospital Joint Ventures: A Q&A with Juniper Advisory’s Rex Burgdorfer" in Waller Healthcare Blog
03.18.15Denise Burke and Angela Youngberg Posts "MedPAC Issues 2015 Report to Congress" in Waller Healthcare Blog
03.05.15Shannon Goff Kukulka Posts "Four Little Words and a Potential “Death Spiral” - Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Affordable Care Act Subsidies in King v. Burwell" in Waller Healthcare Blog
02.23.15Brian Browder Posts "Alignment Continues for Providers and Insurers" in Waller Healthcare Blog
02.16.15Beth Vessel Posts "Denial of St. Luke's Appeal Shows Importance of Competitive Review of Transactions" in Waller Healthcare Blog
01.13.15“The Year Ahead for Providers,” by Denise Burke, Angela Youngberg, John Arnold and Cory Brown, Memphis Medical News
01.07.15“Consumer-Driven Healthcare,” by Colin Luke, Birmingham Medical News
12.11.14“Health Care Goes Global: Recruiting and Employing International Medical Graduates,” by Vinh Duong and Nora Katz, BNA’s Health Law Reporter
11.24.14"The Important Role of CRNAs in a Complex Staffing, Regulatory, and Reimbursement Environment," co-authored by Kim Harvey Looney, AHLA Hospitals & Health Systems Rx
10.08.14“Oncology Joint Ventures: When Do They Make Sense?,” by Colin Luke, Birmingham Medical News
09.13.13"Increasingly Common Bedfellows - Collaborations Between Academic Medical Centers and Investor-Owned Health Care Companies," Brian R. Browder, AHLA Connections
04.12.13"Regulatory Issues in Ambulatory Surgery Center Acquisitions," Nora L. Liggett, ABA Health eSource
09.28.12“Quality of Care, Medical Necessity, and the Peer Review Process: A Compliance Risk that Every Hospital Should Understand,” Richard W. Westling, BNA’s Health Law Reporter
08.27.12“What the Supreme Court Ruling Means for Healthcare M&A,” Brian R. Browder and Donald B. Stuart, Executive Insight – The Politics of Healthcare
08.05.11"Doctors, Hospitals Seek New Partners," Brian R. Browder, Nashville Business Journal
-"Some Key Terms of Hospital-Physician Employment Contracts," by Cory A. Brown, Memphis Medical News
-"Tennessee Prescription Safety Act of 2012 Creates New Administrative Tasks for Physicians," by Cory A. Brown, Memphis Medical News
-"OIG Finally Issues Advisory Opinion on Co-Management Arrangements", by Cory A. Brown, Memphis Medical News
-Trustee Bulletin, a publication of Texas Health Care Trustees, Fletcher Brown, partner, regular contributing author on ethics topics
Media Mentions
07.25.18"Little River, a rural provider with high lab charges, files for bankruptcy," Morris Weiss quoted in Modern Healthcare
07.20.18"The HCA Effect: How the hospital giant helped Nashville grow with it," George Bishop and Scott Rayson quoted in Nashville Business Journal
06.12.18"More independent rural hospitals will seek some type of affiliation with a larger hospital," Waller cited in Modern Healthcare
04.09.18"It’s Optum, not Amazon, that is ‘scaring the crap' out of hospitals," Ken Marlow quoted in HealthExec
04.02.18"Waller adds health care compliance partner," Nashville Post
01.05.18"How Payers Can Build a Successful Bundled Payment Strategy," Colin Luke quoted in
12.28.17"Highmark Health braces for divorce from UPMC," Ken Marlow quoted in Modern Healthcare
12.18.17"Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals," Ken Marlow quoted in the New York Times
12.09.17 "Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care combined would be one of the biggest regional health systems," Ken Marlow quoted in Modern Healthcare
10.17.17"Mergers and acquisitions on track to best 2016's deals," Ken Marlow quoted in Modern Healthcare
10.12.17"Academic medical center M&A may compromise research focus," Ken Marlow quoted in Modern Healthcare
09.01.17"Bundled payments on ‘pause,’ but not for long," Colin Luke quoted in Managed Healthcare Executive
08.22.17"Not-for-profit providers' rising expenses, dwindling revenue could spur mergers," Ken Marlow quoted in Modern Healthcare
04.04.17"Tom Price might soften bundled payments, but healthcare orgs will stay the course," Colin Luke quoted in Healthcare Finance News
03.30.17"Bundled Payment Models Here to Stay Despite CMS Program Delays," Colin Luke quoted on
02.24.17"Vanderbilt hospital employees breached patient records," Beth Pittman quoted in the Tennessean
01.13.17"ACA repeal: Nashville's health care industry faces a defining moment" Colin Luke quoted in the Tennessean
01.02.17"Health Care Cases To Watch In 2017," Richard Westling and JD Thomas quoted in Law360
11.17.16"Meet Birmingham's Who's Who in Health Care for 2016" Colin Luke featured in the Birmingham Business Journal
03.09.16"Bundled Payment Models Need to Align Payer, Provider Incentives" Colin Luke quoted on
03.08.16"Health care notes: AAC execs stock plans, industry interoperability pledge" Steve Blumenthal quoted in Nashville Post
02.01.16"AHA: Stark Law Exception Advances Alternative Payment Models" Kristen Larremore quoted in RevCycle Intelligence
01.13.16"New Jersey hospital tax exemption bill could face legal challenges" Don Stuart quoted in Modern Healthcare
01.05.16InCharge Healthcare 2016: Memphis Medical News Recognizes Denise Burke
01.05.16Richard Westling quoted in Law360 "Health Care Regulation to Watch in 2016"
12.19.15"VUMC starts 'gigantic' switch to Epic records system" Andy Norwood quoted in Tennessean
12.16.15"Examining the Place of a FEC in the Healthcare Market" Kim Looney quoted in The Ambulatory M&A Advisor
12.08.15"Not-for-profit N.J. hospitals may soon be helping local municipalities' finances," Donald B. Stuart quoted in Modern Healthcare
12.01.15“This Nashville law firm is beefing up its efforts to keep health care providers out of trouble,” Patsy Powers and Richard Westling quoted in the Nashville Business Journal
11.21.15“Whistle-blower worries: Hospitals likely to see more False Claims suits tied to doctor compensation,” J.D. Thomas quoted in Modern Healthcare
11.13.15“Wellmont-Mountain States merger talks spark interest,” Brian Browder quoted in The Tennessean
07.06.15Fletcher Brown gives opinion on challenges to ACA in PartBNews "More patients, bigger practices likely the long-term outcome of King v. Burwell"
06.20.15Attorney Mark Folk talks physician practices in latest Modern Healthcare article  "No hangover: Doc buying binge rolls on as systems learn from past deals"
05.30.15Don Stuart talks about "Taxing challenges as not-for-profit rules shift" in Modern Healthcare
04.17.15John Tishler commented on rural hospitals and Insure Tennessee in The Tennessean
04.06.15Waller counsels Ventas in definitive agreement to acquire Ardent Health Services for $1.75 billion
01.21.15“Politics Versus Economics and the Enduring Mystery of Medicaid Expansion,” Fletcher Brown quoted in The Huffington Post
01.08.15“4 Trends in the current Stark Law enforcement climate,” Michelle Marsh quoted in Becker’s Hospital Review
10.18.14“Provider, pharmacy sector see lively quarter,” Ken Marlow quoted in Modern Healthcare
07.23.14“Doctors prepare for gift disclosure rules,”Denise Burke quoted in the Tennessean
04.15.14“Physician pay: What's a doctor worth?,” Michelle Marsh quoted in The Tennessean
09.27.13"Waller's Health Care Chief Talks Industry Trends," Ken Marlow quoted in Nashville Business Journal
09.19.13“Healthcare IT Security Is Difficult, But Not Impossible,” Robb S. Harvey quoted in CIO magazine
09.02.13“Paid Overpayments, Settlements Could Be Tax Deductible,” Leigh Griffith quoted in Medical Practice Compliance Alert
08.20.13“Managing Healthcare Litigation Costs,” by Paul S. Davidson, Healthcare Finance News
07.08.13"Avoid NPP-doctor supervision violations for diagnostic tests," Kim Harvey Looney quoted in Medical Practice Compliance Alert
06.10.13"Take 7 steps to protect your practice's NPI, DEA numbers," Colbey Reagan quoted in Medical Practice Compliance Alert
02.04.13"ACOs, Bundled Payments, Quality & Access," Kim Harvey Looney quoted in Nashville Medical News
10.31.12“To Be or Not To Be Independent: 5 Considerations for Community Hospitals,” Brian R. Browder quoted in Becker’s Hospital Review
06.13.12"Is Your Hospital Considering a Transaction? 4 Legal Areas You Must Address," Brian R. Browder quoted in Becker's Hospital Review
05.01.12"An Overview of Recent Challenges to Hospital Transactions: Is the FTC Really More Aggressive?," Brian R. Browder quoted in Becker's Hospital Review
04.13.18“Healthcare Compliance: Ideas for Protecting and Preparing for Success," Presented by Fletcher Brown, Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration (TAHFA)
02.16.18“What Were They Thinking? They Actually Did That! Yes, Ethics Matters!!!," Presented by Fletcher Brown, UMC Health System Board Education Workshop
10.29.17“Medical Necessity and the False Claims Act: Investigating, Proving, and Defending FCA Cases Involving Issues of Medical Necessity,” co-presented by J.D. Thomas at the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute.
10.06.17“The Secrets of Open Meetings, Closed Sessions and Public Information,” Presented by Fletcher Brown, Texas Healthcare Trustee Webinar
09.07.17Katie Stenberg and John Tishler present "Red Flags for Healthcare Lenders: Swim with the Sharks or Sleep with the Fishes,” at at IMN’s Annual Midwest Bank Special Assets & Credit Officer’s Forum
07.06.17“The Role and Responsibility of the Board,” Presented by Fletcher Brown2017 Healthcare Governance Conference
05.18.17Ryan Cochran joins Turnaround Management Association Tennessee Chapter panel for "How Do You Know What is REALLY Going On? A practical guide for evaluating and advising distressed healthcare facilities"
02.23.17“Top 10 Health Care Trends - 2017," Presented by Fletcher Brown, Mitchell County Hospital District Board Retreat
02.17.17“Healthcare Compliance: Ideas for Protecting and Preparing for Success,” Presented by Fletcher Brown, 2017 TAHFA and HFMA Lone Star - Lubbock Road Show
07.28.16"Meeting The Challenges Of The Future: Small Community Governance Issues," Presented by Fletcher Brown, Texas Healthcare Trustees 2016 Healthcare Governance Conference
05.17.16"Form Follows Function: Buyer and Seller Joint Ventures," Ken Marlow Panelist, 2016 AHLA Healthcare Transactions Conference
04.26.16“The Future of Texas’ Rural Hospitals: What the Data Tells Us and New Models for Preserving Access to Care,” Presented by Ryan Cochran, Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals 2016 Annual Conference
02.23.16“Health Law 101: A Backgrounder for Hospital Boards and Leadership,” Fletcher Brown, Presenter, The Governance Institute
01.30.16“Legal Duties of Hospital Board Members and Regulatory Update,” Fletcher Brown, Presenter, Mitchell County Hospital District Board Retreat
01.19.16“Healthcare Compliance: Protecting and Preparing for Success,” Fletcher Brown, Presenter, The Governance Institute
10.08.15"Hospital Physician Integration in a New Health Care World," Kim Harvey Looney, Co-Presenter, Tennessee Bar Association 27th Annual Health Law Forum
12.09.13“Key ACO Facts from the People Who Shaped the Medicare Shared Savings Program,” Michelle Apodaca, Moderator at the 11th Annual Washington Health Law Summit presented by the ABA Health Law Section
09.08.13"Board Ethics: Preparing for New Challenges," Presented by Fletcher Brown, Texas Healthcare Trustees’ New Board Member Orientation
08.20.13"83rd Texas Legislative Update - From a Hospital Provider Perspective,"Michelle Apodaca and Fletcher Brown, Presenters at Healthcare Financial Management Association
07.18.13“Integration in Medical Staff,” Kim Harvey Looney, Panelist at AHLA Physician Organizations Bootcamp Webinar and Roundtable Discussion Series: The Anatomy of Physician Integration, Part VI
03.07.13"Stark Law: A Roadmap to Real Estate Compliance," John Claybrook and Walter Neilsen, presenters, Medical Office Today webcast
02.22.13"Recent Trends in Academic Medical Center Acquisitions and Affiliations," Brian Browder, Panelist at the American Bar Association, Emerging Issues Conference
02.21.13"Regulatory Issues in Healthcare Real Estate Transactions – A Review of Stark and the Anti-Kickback Statute," Walter Neilsen, Panel on Webinar for AHLA Real Estate Affinity Group of the Hospitals and Health Systems Group
02.21.13Fletcher Brown speaks at Fisher County Hospital District Board of Directors Retreat
10.04.12“Hospital-Physician Integration Models,” Kim Harvey Looney, Panelist at Tennessee Bar Association 24th Annual Health Law Forum
07.31.12“ACOs Are Here to Stay-What To Do Now?,” Kim Harvey Looney, Panelist at LeadingAge Tennessee 2012 Annual Conference
02.27.12“ACOs Are Here to Stay-What To Do Now?,” Kim Harvey Looney, Panelist at American Health Lawyers Association Long Term Care and the Law Program
12.15.11“A Closer Look at Medicare ACOs,” Kim Harvey Looney, Panelist at Modern Healthcare Webinar
11.07.11"Collaboration and Cooperation between Not-for-Profit and Investor-Owned Providers," Brian R. Browder, Moderator at Directions in Healthcare 2011
11.06.11"Deal Making in Healthcare," Brian R. Browder, Moderator at Leadership in Healthcare - Argyle Executive Forum
10.12.11“Physician Contracting Issues,” Kim Harvey Looney, Panelist at Tennessee Bar Association’s 2012 Health Law Primer
10.12.11“Latest and Greatest about ACOs,” Kim Harvey Looney, Panelist at Tennessee Bar Association 23rd Annual Health Law Forum
10.07.10“ACOs and Other Integration Models,” Kim Harvey Looney, Panelist at Tennessee Bar Association 22nd Annual Health Law Forum
09.30.10"Hospital Systems' Perspectives on the Market," Brian R. Browder, Moderator at Healthcare Deal Making Summit
02.15.10"Due Diligence in Healthcare M&A Transactions," Brian R. Browder, Presenter at Vanderbilt Healthcare Business Association
09.21.09"Deal Execution from a Legal Perspective," Brian R. Browder, Presenter at Crafting the Deal in Healthcare M&A
09.15.08"How Much Diligence Is Due: What to Watch for in Healthcare Deals," Brian R. Browder, Presenter at Healthcare Deals: Looking Ahead
-Legislative Updates on Healthcare Issues in Texas and the Impact of the ACA in Texas, Michelle Apodaca, Speaker
-Ethics in Managed Care, Michelle Apodaca, Speaker
-Mental Health Parity, Michelle Apodaca, Speaker
-Medicaid Managed Care, Michelle Apodaca, Speaker
-"Affordable Care Act for General Practitioners: 13 Months and Counting," Cory A. Brown, Presenter at the Tennessee Bar Association CLE
-"New Governmental Focuses on Fraud and Abuse Enforcement," Cory A. Brown, Panelist for ACHE Chapter
-"HIPAA Update," Cory A. Brown, Co-Presenter for the West Tennessee Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration
-Texas Insurance Institute 2013 Conference, 2013 Legislative Update
-“ACO Formation and Implementation,” Kim Harvey Looney, Panelist at AHLA Physician Organizations Practice Group and Accountable Care Organization Task Force  Webinar
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